Motorcycle Parts – Online Buying Guide August 3, 2020
Many bike enthusiasts don’t just like to ride their bikes, they also love tinkering with them. This means that they need to find the right motorcycle parts at the right price. Sometimes, these bike parts are so elusive that you’ll pay any price to get them for your bike, but generally, price does matter. That’s why at Motorebor, we make sure to source the very best quality parts, so we can give you the parts you need when you need them.
Whether you’re sending your ride off to the mechanic’s bike shop to be repaired or you’re going to tackle it yourself, we have parts for a large range of bikes. These include Honda, Husaberg, Husqvarna, Kawasaki, KTM, Suzuki, Yamaha and lots more. So this guide is designed to help you navigate the online world so you can find the parts you need, when you need them.
First, we’ll help you find the information you need to source the right motorcycle parts for your bike, then we’ll take a look at where you can source these parts online.
Identifying the motorcycle parts you need
Even though you know the brand of your bike, you’re still going to need to know the serial number of your engine and the engine’s size. This is because each part is designed to fit a different brand, model and size engine. The size of a motorcycle engine is measured in cc (cubic centimetres) and this size is usually included in the name of the bike. So if we take Honda as an example, the CB1000 has a 1000cc engine. If your bike has a different type of name, such as Firestorm, then this rule doesn’t apply. So what’s your next step?
Your best bet is to find the original paperwork that came with the bike when you purchased it. You will find the engine size on the invoice. If you purchased your bike second hand, then you might have to try and match it with other bikes sold online. You could even ask your local bike mechanic or other bike enthusiasts or dealers. There’s lots of bike forums online where people are more than happy to help you out with this type of information, because everyone wants reliable motorcycle parts.
Next, you need to locate the engine’s serial number, as this is essential if you want the right parts. This should be located on the side of the engine and stamped into the metal. Once you have these two pieces of information, you’re ready to start sourcing the parts you’ll need for your bike repairs. The most common places you’ll find these parts are in auto shops, dealers and mechanics, and online stores
Sourcing motorcycle parts from auto shops
When you need basic parts for your bike repairs, for example spark plugs, tail lights and indicators, you can most probably find them at your local auto shop. That’s because these parts aren’t model specific and can be used on a variety of different bikes. One of the problems with sourcing bike parts in these retail auto shops, however, is that they usually carry a limited stock and their prices are often high. What you’re paying for is the convenience of just popping down the road to find the part you need. If they don’t stock your part, you’ll need to wait until a special order can be filled. This often happens when you want specific motorcycle parts, as it’s unlikely an auto shop will hold the bike parts you need.
Sourcing motorcycle parts from auto dealers and mechanics
You’ll have more luck tracking down model specific parts at a bike dealership or mechanic shop, since they both hold many parts in stock. The problem is that you tend to pay a premium price at both dealerships and mechanic shops (their margins are higher). Also, dealers and mechanics usually don’t like to sell motorcycle parts to members of the public because they lose the installation fees. So they’ll only let you buy the part if they also fit the part to your bike. This doesn’t apply to all dealers and mechanics, but it tends to be a general rule.
Sourcing motorcycle parts from online stores
Often when you need something more specific for your bike, you’ll need to track it down online. For example, your local auto store is unlikely to stock a Suzuki DR-Z 250 DR-Z 400 Starter Button Switch, a Yamaha CT2 1972 NE Brand Top End Engine Gasket Kit or a Euro Motorcycle Body Small Bolt Kit for your KTM, Husaberg or Husqvarna bike. They just don’t have the space or the budget to stock items that are not frequently bought, instead they focus on parts that leave their shelves quickly.
So an online store is usually your best option for price and for availability. What about quality? Well, you can search for your bike parts on eBay for example, but that doesn’t ensure that the seller is legitimate or offers quality parts. Also, many sellers on eBay won’t accept refunds if you change your mind, although eBay itself does have a refund policy if the item doesn’t match the advertisement or it gets lost in the mail. However, if you’re willing to put the time into comparing different sellers and you’re happy to buy from someone you don’t know, then an online store like eBay can be a valuable resource.
Sourcing motorcycle parts from Motorebor
At Motorebor, we take pride in every single one of our motorcycle parts. As motorbike enthusiasts ourselves, we know the value of a good part that’s easy to find and doesn’t cost an arm and a leg. That’s why we have created the Motorebor site, so you can feel confident in buying specific model bike parts from someone who lives and breathes bikes. We only sell the best quality parts and we’ve personally met all our suppliers. We’ve even tried and tested all of the parts we sell, so you have our guarantee that our parts are top quality. In fact, we have a hassle-free refund or exchange policy, because if you’re not happy, we’re not happy!
So if you want quality motorcycle parts that are reliable and tested before you get them, check out our website today.
Motorebor is an internet e-commerce based online shop in Australia that services customers in Australia, & overseas. We are Motorcycle enthusiasts and we understand your passion for Motorcycles and the ride!